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Free Halloween Events In the Twin Cities – 2019
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Top Kids Storytimes in the Twin Cities
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Barnes & Noble Woodbury – New Prototype Store Opening July 24, 2019

Free Halloween Events In the Twin Cities – 2019

Where do you go for free Halloween fun around the Twin Cities when you want just a bit of a tingle up your spine? There is really no shortage of events. In fact, the Twin Cities’ own city of Anoka has held the title of Halloween Capital of the World since 1937. We LOVE our Halloween around here! Be sure to check out our separate article listing 2019 Halloween events at Twin Cities Parks and Nature Centers. Many of those events are also free. And keep checking back, because we will keep adding to our list as we receive more events.

For our monster list of fee-based Halloween activities, jump over to our Plan Ahead Halloween Events. Many of these fun Halloween activities require pre-registration or tickets purchased in advance, so we get it out there so you can plan ahead.

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Top Kids Storytimes in the Twin Cities

Once upon a time, preschool storytimes were an integral part of my weekday routine as a stay-at-home mom with toddlers and preschoolers. The time we spent at bookstores, libraries and other tot spots around town made up a big piece of our social life. We’d see familiar faces, discover new stories, and I would often take away valuable nuggets of parenting advice. The list below of toddler and preschool story times are hosted at highly kid-friendly venues around the Twin Cities. Most of these programs are completely free entertainment for your young ones and drop-in in nature. Where there is a fee or a pre-registration requirement, we have noted this. As always, please call or check the website before coming out! (These times were most recently verified and updated on 2/10/20. We’ve made notes where we are waiting for verification).

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Barnes & Noble Woodbury – New Prototype Store Opening July 24, 2019

A new Barnes & Noble store is moving into CityPlace Shopping Center in Woodbury. Like the recent Galleria store, this store will be a prototype store — testing a clean, contemporary design and welcoming social areas throughout the store. For customer convenience, the worktables by the cafe offers charging stations with easily accessible USB/AC outlets. There is comfortable seating toward the back of the store. Independent shoppers can help themselves at one of two kiosks (similar to library catalog computers). Employees will carry tablets so they can help customers locate books on the floor. They can even check out the customer’s purchases right where they are, so there is no need to stand in line. Read More

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